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  • smaycs4 smaycs4 Jan 28, 2013 3:07 PM Flag

    Im in with a starter postion today

    The 4.4% dividend, the fantastic long term chart of performing better than even the much riskier nasdaq index and the track record of increasing dividends suggests that this will be a good stock to own for the long term.

    I have orders in below so if it drops a few points, I will buy more.

    My goal is a long term total return in the 8-12% range over the next 10+ years.

    Im going to reinvest dividends.

    Also, i will be considering other utilities & high yielding stocks going forward.

    I have a lot of money sitting there earning next to nothing and its long past time to redeploy it.

    Southern Company is regulated to make a nice profit regardless of their costs.

    Plus, I send Alabama Power a check every month like clockwork.

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    • 12 years of dividend increases
      65 years of consecutive quarterly dividends
      30 year avg annual total return +16.3%
      10 year +11.4%
      5 year +9.9%

      The return figures were as of 12/31/11, so a year old.

      I figure the worst case over the next 10-15 years will be 6% annualized total return with it possibly being 10-16%.

      I have buy orders in to buy more if it falls.

 
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